TAG: Electric motorcycle

Futuristic High-Performance Electric Motorcycle: Agility Saietta

Futuristic High-Performance Electric Motorcycle: Agility Saietta

Combining Formula 1 and aerospace design with advanced engineering and electric technology, Agility Motor’s Saietta aims to deliver on its claim to being “the world’s first high-performance, clean tech motorcycle”. Billed as a premium electric urban sports bike, the Saietta R is Agility’s flagship electric motorcycle, capable of hitting a top speed of 80 mph, with a 0 to 60 mph time of just 3.9 seconds. The bike is said to be the world’s first production composite monocoque chassis (as seen in F1 Cars), which minimizes the bike’s weight and increases its strength, delivering “superior handling.” This futuristic looking bike… read more

Electric Sidecar Motorcycle Sets New Speed Record

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The folks behind one of the fastest electric motorcycles in the world, the KillaCycle, have just set another land speed record, this time in their modified sidecar motorcycle, the KillaJoule, earning them the title of the “world’s fastest electric sidecar motorcycle”. Bill Dube and Eva Håkansson’s KillaCycle is said to be the quickest electric motorcycle in the world, boasting over 500 horsepower, and having the capability of going from 0-60 mph in less than one second and a quarter-mile top speed of just over 174 mph. Eva’s KillaJoule, however, is quite another beast entirely, as it’s technically a “sidecar” version,… read more

Plug It In

Plug It In

  Not many events celebrate a mass amount of people plugging in for an electric charge, unless that particular event is National Plug In Day. This annual day of active recognition began in 2011 and the goal is to bring awareness to the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs). With main dates taking place this coming September 28th and 29th 2013, depending on the location, at least 75 cities in the U.S. and areas in Mexico and the Netherlands have currently signed up. The plug in gathering is celebrated with parties, parades, test drives and traveling caravans of full on EVs and… read more

The Bicycle that becomes a Motorcycle

The Bicycle that becomes a Motorcycle

When you need to get around in the city, sometimes one option isn’t enough. A bike is great way to travel in some areas, while a motorcycle will let you travel greater distances without a whole lot of energy input from the rider. But now you can have the best of both worlds, with the Greyp, a transportation option that lets you pedal it like a standard bike when you want to, but ride it like an electric motorcycle when that’s called for. The Greyp G-12 can either be pedaled manually, with electric assist, or hit up to 65 km/h… read more

Moto-Electra Sets EV Coast-to-Coast Record

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A world record for traveling coast-to-coast across the U.S. in an electric vehicle was just set by an electric motorcycle, the Moto-Electra, which covered the distance in just 84.5 hours, without swapping out its battery. The bike used for the record is the same design used by Moto-Electra for Grand Prix racing and land speed attempts, and this new achievement goes a long way toward showing the possibilities for long-distance travel with electric vehicles. “The funny thing is .. when we said we could do this, many said it was impossible,” said Richardson. “Already people are saying that it was… read more

Next-Generation Electric Superbike Launched

Next-Generation Electric Superbike Launched

Electric vehicles aren’t just for urban errands and commuting. Sometimes they’re also world-class road rockets delivering premium performance, such as these latest entries to the electric motorcycle market from Mission Motorcycles. The flagship bike is the Mission RS, which is a street-legal version of a prototype bike built by Mission Motors that won the 2011 Laguna Seca FIM/TTXGP race. This model is said to be an “enhanced” version of that bike, including high-performance components, and is only available in a very limited quantity, after which buyers will have to be content with the Mission R, which is the production model…. read more

A Motorcycle That Charges In 10 Minutes

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Nobody likes waiting for things anymore. It’s not that we’ve lost our patience, it’s just that we’ve become accustomed to getting things when we want them. You press a button, your computer turns on. You ask a question, Google Now gives you the answer. You want food, McDonald’s is right around the corner. The general idea is that we’re speeding up our society. Is that a good thing? Is it a bad thing? Only time will tell. Currently, pumping gasoline into your vehicle is the primary fuel source for the majority of our vehicles. For those few that have upgraded… read more

Documentary Captures Pivotal Moment in Electric Motorcycle Racing

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When we think of motorcycle racing, we probably associate it with loud engines and the smell of burning fuel, neither of which is really conducive to a greener, cleaner world. But a new breed of bikers is changing all of that, with their zero-emissions racing bikes serving as examples of what’s possible with electric transportation technology. Can a bunch of maniacs on motorcycles be a force for global good? Absolutely, especially if those same maniacs are leading innovation and advances in electric drive technology, while turning heads and setting records on their blazingly fast electric motorbikes. “For the visionaries, it’s… read more